Key Trade Secret Developments Of 2020: Part 1

By Randall Kahnke, Kerry Bundy and Lauren Linderman (December 14, 2020, 4:20 PM EST) -- The year 2020 has been notable for bringing several significant developments in trade secret law.

In part one of this two-part series, we discuss four notable developments: (1) the extraterritorial reach of the Defend Trade Secrets Act; (2) the U.S. trade deal with China, which signifies substantial changes to China's intellectual property enforcement; (3) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit's view that possession, as opposed to ownership, is sufficient to maintain an action for misappropriation of trade secrets under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act; and (4) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's view that claims...

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